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  • 1 December 1975 to 4 February 1976, Company 171, 1 ST Regiment 3 Battalion, CC EN1 Ilagon. Great 9 weeks in RTC.
    I have been living here in Orlando since 2014. Visited the site off the RTC and its so sad they tore it down. I have been there several times and every time i sit down and remember my times there good and bad.
    I still have my Rudder book, great memories.
    anybody from our company out there?
  • when i re-enlisted in 1985 the navy sent me to orlando bootcamp for six weeks of navet trainig had alot of fun at disneyland brought my wife and daughter there spent three months there.

  • We had a wonderful RTC Orlando Reunion in Orlando/Kissimmee last month. Our next one is October 2020. You can sign up for reunion updates at our website, Join a bunch of fine Navy folks as you visit the memorial to RTC Orlando and the Navy's contribution to the City of Orlando, reminisce, and enjoy the camaraderie that only a bunch of sailors can create. Our Company Commander panel was a huge hit and we also attended the Central FL Navy Birthday Ball, just to name a few of the activities. You won't regret coming- it's a blast! Hope to see you there! 

  • TP Bethea, sounds like you were one of our brother companies. I was in company 3014 and we did not have any sister companies.

  • Aug - Oct 1975 Company 047 CC RM1 Arthur Curinga a.k.a. Tasmanian Devil. Great guy, great training. I think we got 2 flags, maybe only 1. Near the end of training, I was appointed company yeoman. Go Navy!

  • 2018 RTC Orlando Reunion

    Will be held 9-14 October 2018 in Kissimmee, Florida. All former recruits, Company Commanders, and staff assigned to RTC/NTC Orlando are welcome. Find the schedule, details, and registration information on our web site.

    Join us on Facebook!

  • I was in company 115 in 1986
  • Anyone remember company commander Graham or Staples? They were in Orlando from around 75 to 78, BM1 Graham made Chief and TM1 Staples I think made Chief too. They were my company commanders from December 1976 to February 1977 (Company 106/2nd Regiment/6th Bat.). Also, Battalion 6 Commander Lt. R. D. Harshman. If I recall correctly, he was fighter pilot. 

  • BTCS (Retired) Mark Quinn -

    I was a BT1 Company Commander from June 1985 to 1988 and pushed 5 companies through. Great experience, loved every minute of it.

  • I posted a good group photo of company 127 taken in Dec '75.3439435503?profile=original

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RTC Orlando Veterans Roll Call online

Roll Call for all former recruits, Company Commanders, and staff stationed at RTC Orlando. held our first reunion this month and it was a blast! If you haven't already, please join our group on Facebook: The next reunion is scheduled for October 9-14, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. Please SAVE THE DATE!

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Are you attending the 2016 RTC Orlando reunion?

Just curious how many here know about the reunion. It is being planned by RTC shipmates and will be 4 nights/3 days October 12-16, 2016. You can find out information at or on Facebook, search for the page and group "RTC Orlando Reunion" or call 407-630-8940 and leave a message and someone will call you back.

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